Japanese automotive parts retailer Autobacs has now brought its range of fully synthetic engine oils into the Malaysian market, having signed an exclusive distribution deal with CKL Group, the parent company of the Lim Tayar network of service outlets.

The Japanese brand’s fully synthetic oils in 5W-30, 5W-40, 0W-20 and 0W-30 viscosity grades for both petrol and diesel engines are now available for the Malaysian market, with the brand’s semi-synthetic oil set for introduction here in the third quarter of this year.

All grades of Autobacs fully synthetic engine oil come in 4L packs and 1L packs. The 5W-30, 5W-40 and 0W-20 grades of oil are priced at RM252 for the 4L pack and RM68 for the 1L pack, while the 0W-30 grade of oil is priced at RM298 and RM75 for the 4L pack and 1L pack, respectively.

According to Autobacs, the 5W-30 and 5W-40 grades of fully synthetic oil are for petrol and diesel vehicles, while the 0W-20 and 0W-30 grades of oil are for petrol and diesel vehicles with idle-stop (automatic stop-start) functions.

“Autobacs is very pleased to enter this distribution agreement with CKL Group so we may bring our products, formulated with Japanese R&D technology, to a wider group of consumers in Malaysia. We look forward to a long and prosperous working relationship with CKL Group,” said Autobacs manager of overseas business Hidemitsu Ansai.

The CKL Group comprises vehicle servicing, automotive retail distribution and vocational education, while its Lim Tayar vehicle service network currently has 20 outlets across the country, with plans for further expansion in the works. As for Autobacs, the Japanese brand was founded in 1948 as a wholesaler and retailer of automotive parts in Osaka, Japan, and presently has 600 outlets in its home country.